LAHORE - The provincial capital will celebrate Pakistan Day today (Monday) with zeal and fervor, the day when Pakistan Resolution was passed which led to creation of Pakistan.
The day will begin with 21-gun salute at Burki Road, while Pakistan Army will organise a Military Arms and Equipment Display Exhibition at Ayub Stadium which will be open for the general people as well.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) Lahore, Major General Fida Hussain Malik, will open the exhibition. Corps Commander Lahore, Lieutenant General Naveed Zaman will visit the exhibition, besides other senior officers of the armed forces.
Pakistan Rangers Punjab will organize a special ceremony at Wagah Border, which will be inaugurated by Deputy Director General Rangers Punjab, Brigadier Zahid Hussain.
Brigadier Zahid will be the chief guest on this occasion and witness the flag lowering ceremony, while sweets with BSF (Indian border security force) will be exchanged at 3:00 pm.
People from different walk of life will attend the ceremony, besides officials of the army and rangers.
City District Administration will organise a special parade under the title of ‘Azam-i-Pakistan Parade’ starting from Liberty Chowk and culminating at Main Market Gulberg, which will be participated by Punjab Police with its float.
The City administration will also organise a cultural mela in which various folk and other artists will perform, besides organising fireworks show at Minar-i-Pakistan on Monday night.
Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust will hold two-day moot under the title of ‘Karardad-e-Pakistan Lahore Conference’ starting today (Monday) at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehreek-e-Pakistan. A separate function under the title of ‘Platinum Jubilee of Lahore Resolution’ will also be held at Aiwan-e-Karkunan, besides laying floral wreaths at martyrs memorial of Pakistan Movement at Aiwan.
A flower exhibition at Jillai Park will also be held in this connection. Moreover, a photo exhibition will be held at Alhamra.
Different political parties will hold seminars and conferences with regard to Pakistan Day . Special sittings and functions will also be held at various educational institutions.
Pakistan Day celebrated March 23 across the country commemorates the 'Lahore Resolution' of 1940, also known as the 'Pakistan Resolution' that eventually led to the creation of Pakistan.
On March 23, 1940, the Lahore resolution was passed which rejected the concept of a United India dominated by Hindu majority and proposed the creation of an independent state for Muslims.
The resolution paved the way for the creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947, the world's first Islamic Republic.